MERIT BADGES

The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or vocation. You do not need to be a boy scout to participate. All classes require full participation and involvement. The Park District will provide Blue Cards. Class descriptions, requirements and materials that need to be completed before the beginning of each workshop will be provided when available.

These classes are scheduled to be in person, but will meet virtually if Restore Illinois guidelines mandate such. Participants will receive confirmation on if the class will meet in person or virtually at least 48 hours in advance.

Animal Science Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Animal Science merit badge. There is one prerequisite #6 from the Animal Science worksheet that must be completed prior to class or you will receive a partial.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout20 1/16 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Animal Science Workbook


Bird Study Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Bird Study merit badge. There are two prerequisites #7 and #8 from the Bird Study worksheet that must be completed prior to class or you will receive a partial.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout21 1/30 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Bird Study Workbook

Crime Prevention Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Crime Prevention merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout22 1/23 Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Crime Prevention Workbook

Insect Study Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Insect Study merit badge. There are three prerequisites #5, #9, and #10 from the Insect Study worksheet that must be completed prior to class or you will receive a partial.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout23 2/6
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Insect Study Workbook

Mammal Study Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Mammal Study merit badge. There are two prerequisites #3 and #4 from the Mammal Study worksheet that must be completed prior to class or you will receive a partial.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout26 2/13
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Mammal Study Workbook

Plant Science Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Plant Science merit badge. There is one prerequisite #8 from the Plant Study worksheet that must be completed prior to class or you will receive a partial.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout27 2/20
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Plant Science Workbook

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge. There is 1 prerequisite #8 from the Reptile Study worksheet that must be completed prior to class or you will receive a partial.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout28 2/27
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Reptile and Amphibian Study Workbook

Safety Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Safety Management merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout34 3/6
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Safety Workbook

Fire Safety Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Fire Safety Management merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout35 3/13
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Fire Safety Workbook

Nature Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Nature merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout29 3/20
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Nature Workbook

Pets Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Pets merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout30 3/27
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Pets Workbook

Dog Care Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Dog Care merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout31 4/3
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Dog Care Workbook

Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Park Central Conference Room

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout32 4/10
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Fish and Wildlife Management Workbook

Fishing Merit Badge

Ages 11-16 | Kimball Hill Pond

This workshop will cover all of the requirements necessary to earn the Fishing merit badge.

Code # Date Day Time Fee Requirements
21-scout33 4/17
Sat. 9am-12pm $15 Fishing Workbook